Almachar Malaga

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Almachar is a municipality in the province of Malaga situated in the Axarquia region, only 35 kilometres away from Malaga, and if you need to know how to get there, visit the bottom of the page where we provide instructions and a map that shows which directions to take.

History of Almachar

The name of this village has Arabic origins like almost all the names that we’ll find in Andalusia, originally known as “Al Maysar”, which means “Land of the Prairies”. The first historical data of the village are from after the Reconquista, when the families that cultivated the grape occupied the land; Almachar in that moment was under the protection of the Comares castle, as were other nearby villages.

The construction of a huge cross made that this village would end up being known as Almachar de la Cruz (Almachar of the cross), and it was in the late 19th century and early 20th when Almachar reached recognition for the quality its handmade fabrics.

Currently the vast majority of its population work on the lands and harvest muscatel grapes and raisins, just how they did after the Christians conquered the municipality; places where it seems that time doesn’t pass by and that are highly recommendable to visit.

Almachar festivities

Almachar fairs and festivities

The most famous festivity of Almachar is the 'Ajoblanco' celebration (the first Saturday of September), declared National Tourist Interest in Andalusia. Thousand of people go to the town that day to taste the Ajoblanco for free. They also show objects of great historical and artistic value and traditional scenes represented by dolls or dummies dressed.almachar white village

  • Other festivals in Almachar:
  • Pastorals contest: Last 2 weeks of December
  • New Year's Eve in the 'Plaza de España'
  • Procession of the Three Wise Men: 5th of January
  • Carnival: February
  • Cultural week (cultural and festive activities): June

Almachar phone numbers

The following phone numbers could be useful for you in case you are travelling to Almachar:

  • City police phone: +34-952 51 10 03
  • Fire brigade phone: +34-952 50 05 29
  • Guardia Civil phone: +34-952 51 20 03
    Cuartel, s/n - 29718 Almáchar
  • Health center phone: +34-952 51 23 87
    C/ Eugenia Rios
  • Taxi service phone: +34-952 51 20 18
  • Town council phone: +34-952 51 20 02 (
  • Hotel apartment Punto Europa: 649 900 510
    C/ Cornellá de Llobregat, 25
  • Mesón Punto Europa: 649 900 510
    C/ Cornellá de Llobregat, 25 - 29718 Almáchar
  • Raisins museum: 952 51 20 02
    Plaza del Santo Cristo, 5
  • Tourism office: 952 51 20 02
    C/ Almería, 14


Malaga to Almachar

The M-262 line currently connects Malaga with Benagalbon and Almachar twice a day except for Sundays and bank holidays. If you go by car or if you have hired a car at Malaga airport with us, you must follow the Mediterranean motorway until you reach Rincon de la Victoria, and from there take the road towards Moclinejo and continue until you get to Almachar.

Tourist information about Almachar

Town council: C/ Almería, 14 - 29718
Phone: +34 95 251 20 02
Official website: Ayuntamiento de Almachar

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